Josh Gordon Arrested Again, This Time For DWI
Josh Gordon can’t catch a break. Or he won’t let himself, at least. The Cleveland Browns star wide receiver continued to pile negativity on himself, as he was reportedly arrested for a DWI (driving while under the influence) on Saturday morning.
It looks like Gordon partied a little too hard over the Fourth of July weekend and decided to get behind the wheel of a car – just another offense that could pile onto his already troublesome decision-making off the field.
The Browns can’t be too pleased, especially since Gordon was already facing a hefty suspension from the NFL thanks to a failed drug test earlier in the summer. Thanks to a previous issue and suspension in 2013, Gordon was in Stage 3 of the league’s substance abuse policy program. Per reports, his latest offense of consuming marijuana put him in violation of the league’s policy yet again and could carry a suspension of up to a full season, if not longer.
The latest arrest only adds to the mess that has become Gordon’s career off the field, as the NFL surely won’t take his increased poor decision-making lightly when deciding his 2014 fate. After all, Gordon also was found to be in a vehicle where the passenger had weed on him, adding even more question marks to his off field choices.
The added issues are all the more troubling when you think about the 23-year old’s immense talent and potential. It was just last year that Gordon busted out as one of the game’s most explosive pass-catching talents, as he put up a gaudy 1,646 receiving yards and nine touchdowns off of 87 catches – all in just 14 games.
Gordon could be looking at playing far less games in 2014, however, and it’s possible he may not play at all. His looming suspension and stay away from the team (he’d be banned from all organized team activities of any nature) even has many speculating that Gordon would only slip further and further away from structure and sound decision-making. That logic has many fearing his bright NFL career could come to an abrupt end before it ever really got going.
Only time will tell just how much Gordon’s latest actions have cost him, but the NFL is expected to make a decision on his latest offenses at some point in late July.
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